Beautiful Delphinium: Planting and Care
Many horticulturalists grow on their ownflower beds spur. But this name is not so known among the fans of this flower, like the delphinium. The second name is more beautiful and poetic, probably, that's why it is used more often. The result of a long crossing of different species of this plant was the appearance of the cultivated delphinium variety. Planting and care are simple, but the process of its cultivation requires thoroughness. Flowers of this plant with a diameter of 3 to 5 centimeters can be blue, blue, violet, white, pink and red. Connoisseurs know that they are simple or terry, with an eye or speck, with a spur and without it.
Delphinium is used for landscape designin arrays and groups, as well as for single landings near the summer terraces and arbors. He is very popular in drawing up bouquets, as it gives an excellent cut. The main problem of this plant, according to seasoned florists, is considered to be poor germination, but this fact was refuted by the experience set in the USA. His goal was to establish the maximum possible period of storage of seeds. Their control sample was placed in sealed vessels and stored at a temperature of 15 degrees below zero. It was found that even after 16 years, she did not lose perfect germination. Thus, the main thing is the proper storage of the flower seeds of the delphinium, planting and care - already the next stages of the process.
For sowing this plant is bestuse soil consisting of chernozem, humus and sand, if there is an opportunity to get peat, then it should be used instead of the first component. To make the landing evenly, you need to pour a thin layer of river sand onto the surface of the earth and spread the seeds on top of it. On such a yellow background they will be clearly visible. Planting is carried out in moist soil. To ensure better germination, it is necessary to have no more than two seeds per 1 square centimeter. There is an opinion that in the process of germination they release into the soil a special substance that stimulates the emergence of neighboring achenes, which is why they are not planted too far apart.
After the emergence of germs must be strictlyadhere to the rules of watering this plant. You can not direct a stream of water directly onto the shoots, because once they fall to the ground, they no longer stand up and die. Very moderate watering - this is one of the main characteristics of the flower delphinium. Planting and caring for such plants is not easy.
Beginners need to know somefacts about this flower. First, it multiplies in several ways: by seeds, cuttings, kidneys and the division of rhizomes. Secondly, there are a large number of different plants with the name "delphinium". His grades are: double pink, Malvina, Centurion, white with a black eye and many others. All of them are beautiful in their own way and are well suited for decorating the garden. Thirdly, there is a one-year-old delphinium, as well as its many-year-old look. Which one to choose depends only on the person's personal preferences. If you want to change the design of your flower garden every year, it is better to stop on the first option.
So, what associations causes the word "delphinium"? Planting and care, watering and observation, joy and admiration.